Saturday, 20 August 2022

Goulden and Wilks in fine form to secure club’s Jim McDonald Trophy

THE pairing of Alistair Goulden and David Wilks won the Jim McDonald Trophy at Henley

THE pairing of Alistair Goulden and David Wilks won the Jim McDonald Trophy at Henley Golf Club last weekend.

In good conditions some good scoring was recorded and more than 40 Stableford points were recorded by Goulden and Wilks to secure the trophy.

The pairing of Sean Ingram and Andy McLoughlin were a point back in second spot whilst the parings of Nigel Belcher and Gordon Edwards and Adrian Rayner and Richard Thomas were a further point back.

The Club Challenge Cup also took place last weekend and resulted in a win for past captain Ian Thomas. His medal score of 67 was three shots better than a host of players on level par, net 70 which included the top ladies’ score recorded by Rachel Hall.

Also last weekend two evenly matched teams of five to 12 handicap golfers from the men’s and ladies’ sections held a friendly match.

Sally Woolven, the ladies’ captain, and Nigel Hawkins, the first team captain, led their respective teams as the two sides fought out some close games. Richard Wilson was in sublime form as the lead match went in favour of the men with Wilson and Nigel Woolven beating Sally Woolven and Morag Broom on the 17th.

The match between Alan Wilson and Simon Lawson against Karen Pollard and Jane Atkin was an even tighter affair with both  teams several shots under and the pairs could not be separated after 18.

The third and fourth games saw victories for both sides so the match came to the final pair on the final hole with the men needing a half point to secure victory. Maggie Buffin and Maddie Field triumphed against John Bates and Mick Hilditch with Field securing a birdie on the 18th to earn her side a point and level the match at 2.5-2.5.

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